I finally made pasta from scratch, and I can't believe it took me so long. It was so EASY, and the pasta tasted great! Additionally, while I didn't do a cost analysis, I think it is also cheaper than boxed pasta.
My husband thought they looked like cartoon noodles, which I think made my kid's more willing to try them (the kids liked them by the way).
This is the recipe I used. It is super simple, and seems endlessly adaptable. If you haven't tried to make your own pasta yet, you should.